SMAP’s new year
Inagaki appeared on popular day show “笑っていいとも！(Waratte Iitomo)” on January 5, and as the first guest for the show’s 2012 season the Johnny’s talent chatted to TV host Tamori about his new year holiday.
“I think Kusanagi-kun and Katori-kun went to 初詣 (Hatsumode, New Year’s visit to a shrine). Nakai-kun was hosting a TV show till dawn, and Kimura-kun was with his family. I don’t know why they didn’t invite me (to Hatsumode).”
As for Inagaki, the SMAP star said he put an end to his 15-year run of going on holiday with his family over New Years. This year, it has been reported he had spent the holidays at a house belonging to two of his friends who had gotten married last year.
Inagaki’s fellow SMAP Tsuyoshi Kusanagi spent New Years at Tamori’s house, something the talent has done for a number of years.
“(Kusanagi) sleeps for about 17 hours on January 1,” Tamori said.
On the show, Inagaki revealed Takuya Kimura is really into golf these days.
“Kimura-kun had been playing golf for a while, but just over the last year he’s really gotten into it. He sends me really short text messages saying, ‘what are you doing next week?’. It’s got to the point that I know that question is an invitation to go play golf,” he said.